Quality of Life Comparison

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If you lived in Tonga instead of Tuvalu, you would:

Health

live 9.5 years longer


In Tuvalu, the average life expectancy is 67 years (65 years for men, 69 years for women). In Tonga, that number is 76 years (75 years for men, 78 years for women).

Economy

make 47.4% more money


Tuvalu has a GDP per capita of $3,800, while in Tonga, the GDP per capita is $5,600.

be 14.4% less likely to be live below the poverty line


In Tuvalu, 26.3% live below the poverty line. In Tonga, however, that number is 22.5%.

Life

be 61.0% less likely to die during infancy


In Tuvalu, approximately 29.0 children die before they reach the age of one. In Tonga, on the other hand, 11.3 children do.

Basic Needs

be 2.1 times more likely to have access to electricity


In Tuvalu, 45% of people have electricity access (57% in urban areas, and 32% in rural areas). In Tonga, that number is 96% of people on average (100% in urban areas, and 83% in rural areas).

be 13.0% less likely to have internet access


In Tuvalu, approximately 46.0% of the population has internet access. In Tonga, about 40.0% do.

Expenditures

spend 68.5% less on healthcare


Tuvalu spends 16.5% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Tonga, that number is 5.2% of GDP.

Geography

see 17.5 times more coastline


Tuvalu has a total of 24 km of coastline. In Tonga, that number is 419 km.

Tonga: At a glance

Tonga is a sovereign country in Australia-Oceania, with a total land area of approximately 717 sq km. Tonga - unique among Pacific nations - never completely lost its indigenous governance. The archipelagos of "The Friendly Islands" were united into a Polynesian kingdom in 1845. Tonga became a constitutional monarchy in 1875 and a British protectorate in 1900; it withdrew from the protectorate and joined the Commonwealth of Nations in 1970. Tonga remains the only monarchy in the Pacific.

How big is Tonga compared to Tuvalu? See an in-depth size comparison.


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook.

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